Thomas Pitter

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Thomas Pitter, born approx. 1795, died December 1833 (buried 23 December 1833). Thomas Pitter was the son of William and Juliana Wisdom Pitter (née James, then Morgan); probably born in Trelawny, Jamaica, where his parents married in 1793. He emerges (probably after the death of his father), as attorney (to his mother) and enslaver in Manchester after 1817. Thomas Pitter was Ensign, then Lieutenant, in the Manchester militia, 1816-1824. He was Clerk to the Manchester Vestry in 1830. He was the owner of six enslaved people in 1817, and then 30 enslaved people in 1820. He was also attorney to his mother, Juliana Wisdom Pitter (q.v.), who owned 43 enslaved who were registered by him in 1817.

It is likely that Thomas Pitter, Attorney of Bushy Park Estate, Vere (q.v.) is the same man, but there is insufficient evidence to establish this.

We are grateful to David Barker for his assistance in compiling this entry.


England, United Grand Lodge of England Freemason Membership Registers, 1757-1921, Sussex Lodge, Kingston; Registers and Wills, The Descendants of Richard James, part 2, via Jamaican Family Search [online]. Jamaica Almanacs in Jamaican Family Search [online]. Slave Registers, Manchester, Jamaica, 1817 and 1820.

Associated Estates (7)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1832 [EA] - → Not known
1823 [EA] - → Attorney
1826 [EA] - → Attorney
1820 [EA] - 1826 [LA] → Owner
1829 [EA] - 1832 [LA] → Joint owner
1829 [EA] - → Agent
1826 [EA] - → Attorney

Relationships (4)

Son → Mother
Son → Father
Grandson → Grandfather